Air Buddies (2006 Video)
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NOW THIS BRINGS US TO A WHOLE NEW SERIES... AIR BUDDIES There is 5 puppies in this house -- The old house from way back when. Both Josh and Andrea are away at college and young Noah and the 5 puppies (there was once 6) live under one roof. Daddy Patrick (who goes by the name Patrick Framm although he used to be Patrick Sullivan and the name Framm is his wives original husbands surname)tells the back story of how their next door neighbor had a dog named Molly, who still lives there (although Molly was actually from a dog that lived in a mansion a good distance from them when the dogs originally met). Anyway the pups get rowdy and they try to find homes for them, but they are being kidnapped by bad guys...no sports are played and thats a bonus, and in the end it all works out and all 5 dogs are split up to loving kids... The End This story has major flaws, but it's a kids movie, it's a new franchise and I am the only dork that cares. This movie is loaded with C.G.I. and yes THEY TALK NOW!! All animals do.
This series has ripped off 101 Dalmations so many times, and they are watching it at a drive in here. This movie has stupid things like the bad guys being trapped in a barn, with a cell phone but never call anyone. Such a silly movie.
Actors and voices such as Don Knotts, Patrick Cranshaw (both who died shortly after this film was made) did good jobs as the sheriff and his hound. Cranshaw had played in some of the last air bud movies as well. Molly Shannon and Tom Everett Scott did the voices of Buddy and Molly and Abigail Brelin did a great job as Rosebud, the only female pup.
Good for kids and much better than any of the Air Bud sequels.. 3/10 stars
Everybody would see you around Tim and instantly think "Tool Time". You would even get roles with Bob Vila more often. Instead, you appear for 10 minutes with a Golden Retriever and smiling. I know there wasn't much of a script, but you could have added to it. I mean, come on. Tim owes you one.
But seriously, this movie does nothing for the Air Bud line. Quite the contrary, the fake talking puppies are cornier than actually seeing the dogs play sports. The original was better. And you, Mr. Richard Karn, know that more than anybody.
This is an "F" movie.
I have not seen any other air bud movies (guess there have been several?), so I cannot compare - but it was cute and a reasonable safe bet for the pre-teen set.
This is exactly what you'd expect from a series of films that should have stopped after the first one, or from a large corporation like Disney manufacturing children's films. It is the archetype of a bad children's film, written in a day on the back of a napkin. It is painful to watch, particularly whenever the sheriff's dog starts talking. The most fun you will get out of watching this is by trying to work out what accent the villain is trying to pull of. Cockney? South African? Swedish? Some unholy mixture of all Germanic languages in a blender?
Seriously, don't bother. There are good films, there are entertainingly bad films, and there are stale, manufactured children's films like this one.
This movie is about five puppies. The "Air Buddies", as they are known. They're Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Bud-dah and Rosebud, the only girl. These puppies are very special. They are the children of a dog who can play basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and football. How adorable is that? The Buddies all live with different families, but they meet up to play. Their parents, Buffy and Molly are dognapped, the five adorable puppies, set off to say them. And it's adorable and hilarious.
Family Friendly? Definitely.
Overall, I give this movie a 10 out of 10.
1) Have tons of nudity. The very next moment, the movie is a blockbuster.eg. Showgirls (I heard many adore the movie)
2) Let it be based on a superhero. Superhero movies have mystical powers to captivate the attention of the audience. Eg. Spiderman, Fantastic 4, Transformers
3) Action does it all. Include guns, detonators and all kinds of weapons and have a boom film. It attracts teen boys and guys.
4) Star power: Make Denzel act in a Z-grade film and the next day, the Z transforms into an A.
Make it a cute movie, like this one. Easier way is to include adorable dogs. This formula woks well all the time as there are a number of avid dog lovers like me who would swarm over to watch this film.
I was a bit ambivalent whether this film would be good enough, as some movies based on dogs have been a bit too sweet. This one too leads the league of sweet movies.
Frankly speaking, the story could've been a lot better. The tiger thing would normally be present is a B grade flick. The voice acting could've improved. Some of the dogs were funny but the voicing of the Sheriff dog was bad.
Even the Sheriff dog's lip movements looked unreal. The puppies were really cute, especially Buddha, who was funny. But the names of some could've been somewhat more different. For example, 'Rosebud', 'Mudbud' and 'Budderball' had so much 'bud' present. Instead of mud bud, they could've kept mud-'something else.
It was edited for obtaining 'G' rating but it could've had a variety of jokes that could be rated G but were a bit more mature.
Overall, it is a cute film that would be liked if you keep in mind that it is meant to be cute only. 5 out of 10.